A Grand Gothic Cathedral in the Central square of Vienna
Most of all while traveling in Vienna, I liked the Cathedral of St. Stephen. The building is very impressive — it is large and beautiful. We stumbled on it by…

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The interior of Reims Cathedral
Gothic architecture — the period of development of Western European and Central European architecture, appropriate Mature and late middle Ages (late twelfth to early sixteenth century). Gothic architecture replaced the…

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Underground secrets of rock petroglyphs. Alexander Makedonski.

Speaking of “painted rocks” on Tom, we usually remember the Tomsk pisanyza. But it is only the first of eight located on this site. For forty-seven kilometers down stream of the Tom river here there’s a cave with petroglyphs arrays: Novoromanovskaya I and II, Cool I and II, the Hanging Stone, Nicholas, and closes ensemble Totalsa Pisanitsa. Doctor of historical Sciences Igor Kovtun says: “This last is a rocky massif on the Bank of the river Tom is also the last North-Western the location of rock paintings in Central and northwestern Asia. Further, to the Urals, nothing like that no more…”

Why here?

What attracted our ancestors this place?

On one of the sections of its flow Tom as if making a circle, changing course and contrary to common in Siberia from South to North – begins to flow from North to South. In the myths of many Siberian peoples to the South associated location of the Upper world, the dwelling of light forces, rebirth after death. It is in this place and is Novoromanovskaya Pisanitsa. Continue reading

Germany Lübeck

In the Northern part of Germany is a small but very famous city – the city of lübeck. He has for many years attracts huge number of tourists and is famous for its beauty of the Hanseatic city. Lübeck has long been considered one of the most powerful and influential cities in Germany.

All the parameters to it in comparison can go only Hamburg. But Hamburg continues to grow, succumbing to the influence of modernity, and lübeck remained forever in the middle of the 16th century. Thanks to this kind of isolation from the outside world lübeck is a unique Gothic city whose area is only 2 square kilometers.

Walking around the city you can almost completely learn the entire history of the brick Gothic style. As a new trend in architecture, the Gothic style over the years became widespread throughout Europe. Only in the Northern part of Europe lacked the limestone that was widely used by the French in the creation of unique and unique carved Gothic cathedrals. Due to the limited amount of limestone in the Northern part of Europe the master took the usual bricks and tried to put from him the same churches, which would not be inferior to their predecessors. Continue reading

The story of ancient pipelines

On the eve of the most blessed and desirable holiday – the New year – we decided to write a Christmas special and not very serious article. But in order not to deviate from the basic field of activity of our organization, we will devote it to the ancient system of pipeline transportation. What we have now – we know: pipelines, stretching for hundreds of thousands of kilometres, crossing half the globe, serviced by thousands of engineers and professionals. But it was not always so. And how did it all start?

Of course, speaking about the ancient systems of pipelines, we mean it’s the conduits. Neither of which the transport of oil, gas and other things then there was no question! But the need for the delivery of water really was, though built cities near water, and the fields were sowed along the rivers. The city has evolved accordingly increased and the problem of water supply to the place of consumption. Different States have tried to solve the problem on their own, but the decision, however, were similar: the aqueducts.

The aqueduct is the water drawn from the water source to the place of consumption is located below the source height. It was constructed from different materials, but the most widely used stone. Later as a building material was brick, steel and others. Often the aqueducts represented cabinlocalhome Grand structure with a height of tens of meters. And now many of them are architectural monuments, and a place of pilgrimage for millions of tourists. Well, delve a bit into history and look at some ancient States. Continue reading